Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Into the Fire (July 2020)

By Gregg Hurwitz

July 2, 2020

Evan Smoak lives by his own code.  As a boy he was taken from a foster home and trained as a lethal weapon codenamed Orphan X.  Finally free, he lives in the shadows as the Nowhere Man, using his unique skills to help those in desperate need.  But all good things must come to an end.  One last mission, then he’ll go out on a high note.  Clean and tidy, just how he likes it.  And then he meets Mex Merriweather.

Max Merriweather hasn’t got much left to lose.  Bad luck has seen off his marriage, his home and his career.  On the face of it he’s the last guy you’d expect to be trusted with a deadly secret.  Which is exactly why his cousin gave him an envelope with the instruction: ‘If anything ever happens to me, call the number inside.’  Now his cousin is dead and Max’s own chances of survival look bleak.  Then he meets the one man who might save him: Evan Smoak.

But with Max now under his protection, Evan faces a threat more daunting than he has ever taken on before.  He’ll be lucky just to get through it alive…

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